Professional Development Specialist RN Emergency


We are currently seeking a Professional Development Specialist RN Emergency to join our Practice/development team. This full-time role will primarily work on-site (days).

Purpose of the position: The Professional Development Specialist (PDS), as a high level clinical expert in the specialty, identifies educational needs, develops curricula and courses, and delivers quality education to nursing and other staff in the specialty area (Emergency Dept). This education includes orientation, fundamental concepts of the specialty (Emergency Dept), hands on/at the elbow education, continuing education, education related to regulatory requirements, and certification review. The PDS provides skillful consultation and facilitation skills in working with staff, leaders, and others, that impact processes and outcomes of patient care. The PDS contributes to the overall success of the organization through leadership in the workforce strategies and care, service to patients and families, and working with others in the PDS role.


“The ideal candidate will have solid experience in the specialty of the ED, teaching experience, and either a completed or in progress Masters in Nursing.

Applies appropriate education theory and adult learning principles to education activities

Uses appropriate materials and teaching methods to assure delivery of consistent, value-added and reliable content to employees, patients and their families

Consults on new employee individual education plans based on evaluation/outcome criteria

Addresses urgent education needs and demonstrates ability to increase the overall competencies of staff and novice-to-expert development

Evaluates education outcomes of training and development activities

Consults to make recommendations for systems and structures to support individual/unit/service professional and clinical development

Simplifies and clarifies complex materials

Demonstrates skills for effective presentation and delivery of programs

Prioritizes learning needs from a variety of sources in the provision of relevant and timely education

Utilizes current research findings to increase the knowledge and competency of the workforce

Provides project management for clinical patient care and patient/family education initiatives

Develops programs to support nursing practice and Patient & Family Centered care (PFCC)

Imbeds PFCC and evidence based practice into appropriate work product

Explores and implements new patient education technologies

Manages production and maintenance of educational content of patient education materials including evaluation, creation and revision of education content

Serves as consultant to nursing staff, providers and multidisciplinary team in development of patient education materials

Roles Responsibility
Solid experience in ED, teaching experience, Masters in Nursing, apply education theory, deliver consistent content, consult on individual plans, evaluate training outcomes, prioritize learning needs, utilize research findings, manage educational content, provide PFCC support, explore new education technologies.
Desired Qualification
MSN Master of Science in Nursing, Masters in Nursing, ED experience
Full Time
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